As Special Inspector General for the U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Neil Barofsky had unique insight into the complicated and corruption-prone intersection of government and banking. His mandate was to root out and prosecute waste, fraud and abuse, standing up to the most powerful people and institutions in Washington, D.C.
In a conversation only available on the web, Barofsky shares with me his expert perspective on last week's resignation of Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit, and his deep disappointment in President Obama for protecting -- instead of reining in -- the big banks. A must-watch for anyone interested in going behind the headlines and talking points at the intersection of government, banking and the economy.
Bill and Barofsky share a larger conversation about the financial sector's seeming omnipotence on this weekend's Moyers & Company. Check local listings.